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Local Government Policy Committee
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
8:30 AMLivestream YouTube


Present: Senator John R. Jasinski - Chair, Senator Scott J.  Newman Vice Chair, Senator Karla Bigham, Senator Steve Cwodzinski, Senator Jeff R. Howe, Senator Torrey N. Westrom, Senator Charles W. Wiger

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator John R. Jasinski called the meeting to order at 8:31

S.F. 3414: Senator Draheim: Exception allowing local governments to control rents if approved by the voters repeal.

           Testifiers: Pro

                Paul Eger, Senior VP of Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Realtors

                Cecil Smith, President & CEO, Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA)

           Testifiers: Against (In Person)

                Ann Schulman, St. Paul renter

                B Rosas, Member, Housing Equity Now, St. Paul

                Tram Hoang, Director of Policy & Research Housing Justice Center

           (Via Zoom)

                Dayna Kennedy, St. Paul resident

                Theresa Dolata, Home to Stay Minneapolis

                Abdijalil Yusuf, Minneapolis resident

                Cynthia Brown

                Kisesha Steele

                Robin Wronsley Worlobah, Minneapolis City Council Member, Ward 2

                Kim HwaJeong

                Tahiti Robinson

                Jarve Mitchell-Bryant

                Wintana Melekin

                RaRa Navarro, West Side Community Organization

                Miranda Dils, Young Adult Coalition of ISAIAH

Member discussion

Senator Newman moves that SF3414 be recommended to pass and placed on general orders

The motion prevails on a voice vote


Senator Newman moved that S.F. 3414, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 3564: Senator Wiklund: Bloomington Housing and Redevelopment Authority statutory authority clarification.


                Aarica Coleman, Bloomington Housing and redevelopment Authority Administrator

Member Discussion

Senator Bigham moves that SF3564 be recommended to pass and placed on general orders

The motion prevails on a voice vote


Senator Bigham moved that S.F. 3564, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:53

Senator John R. Jasinski, Chair
Dom Lonetti, Legislative Assistant